Behaviour analysis has tradionally been one of the main areas and main approaches to psychology. It is based on laboratory research and in conceptualizations from distinguished figures of the discipline, such as Skinner, Pavlov, Mach, and even Watson and Thorndike. It has generated a science (the experimental analysis of behaviour), a philosophy (behaviourism), and numerous practical applications (applied behaviour analysis). For several decades it was even considered to be the dominant paradigm in psychology. This special issue contains scientific articles in the main areas of behaviour analysis, both as a laboratory science and as an applied discipline. It covers representative research and applications of behaviour analysis at the beginning of the 21st century. The authors come from countries including the United States, China, Mexico, Spain, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Colombia, Poland, Greece. This special issue is an indication of the international relevance of this area of psychology, and its current state.
Table of Contents
R. Ardila, Prologue. E. Ribes Iñesta, A Theoretical and Experimental Program on Human and Animal Behavior. M. Pérez-Alvarez, J. Manuel García-Montes, Person, Behavior and Contingencies (An Aesthetic View of Behaviorism). R. Ardila, The Experimental Synthesis of Behavior. M.N. Richelle, E. Freixa i Baqué, J. Lambert, V. Pomini, Behavior Analysis in the European French Speaking Area. P. Moderato, G. Presti, Behaviorism and the Science of Behavior: Its Development in Italy. R. Douglas Greer, J. Dudek-Singer, G. Gautreaux, Observational Learning. M.A. Mattaini, J. Strickland, Changing Collective Violence: A Scientific Strategy. M. Suchowierska, Recombinative Generalization: Some Theoretical and Practical Remarks. G. Yanqing, Training Parents and Professionals to Help Children with Autism in China. The Contribution of Behavior Analysis. Z. Gabriela Sigurðardóttir, M. Blondahl Sighvatsson. Operant Conditioning and Errorless Learning Procedures in the Treatment of Chronic Aphasia. A. Gena, The Effects of Prompting and Social Reinforcement on Establishing Social Interactions With Peers During the Inclusion of Four Children With Autism in Preschool. J.E.R. Staddon. Did Skinner Miss the Point About Teaching? M.E. Malott, W. Salas. Adressing Organizational Complexity: A Behavioral Systems Analysis Application to Higher Education.